Karvonen-Gutierrez says grip strength shown to be a "robust indicator of underlying disease risk"
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"Strong grip may predict longer life at all ages" - Reuters. 05/21/2018.
Commenting on a recent study investigating the association of grip strength with disease-specific incidence and mortality among adults age 40-69 years, Carrie Anne Karvonen-Gutierrez said the links found between grip strength and a range of health outcomes - and the measure's ability to add value to risk screening - suggests its broad utility in clinical care, and "particularly in areas around the world where we have limited resources."
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UK Daily Mail. What does YOUR handshake reveal? Study finds a weaker grip is linked to an early death from cancer, lung disease, or a heart attack Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5757787/Study-finds-weak-handshake-predict-early-death-cancer-lung-disease-heart-attack.html#ixzz5GKgktJ48 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook. 5/22/2018.